Applications

The call for long term mobility for all three partner countries is open now!


The call closes on March 16 at 24:00 CET. Please go to your national call announcement and follow the link which directs you to the applications web form.

Please note, that it is mandatory to have all requested documentation attached to your application. We request your CV, one Letter of reference from person who is familiar with your work and a brief Cover letter where you should describe briefly your motivation for your application. The Cover letter should not be longer than 1 A4 page.

Please visit also Project and Mobility tabs for more information about ERASMUS+.

The CALL for Mobility is OPEN NOW

APPLICATION FORM

  • • Applicants from Czech Republic link
  • • Applicants from Slovakia link
  • • Applicants from Spain link

In case of questions, please contact your local coordinators.




Applicants from Czech republic


We offer an opportunity of mobility for early-career researchers from Czech institutions in astronomical research as part of an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership between Astronomical Institute of Czech Academy of Science, Masaryk University Brno in the Czech Republic and Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC) in Spain. Multiple mobility fellowships are planned for up to six months at Canary Islands. We will offer classical science exchanges, when a successful candidate spends time in a partner research group at IAC or with a support astronomer fellowship at GTC. ERASMUS+ offers generous living allowance to cover expenses at Canary islands and a travel grant.

Active areas of research at IAC and GTC include solar physics, interplanetary matter, solar system bodies, variable and binary stars, stellar atmospheres, hot and cool stars, extrasolar planets, symbiotic stars, novae and galactic astronomy. As such, involvement from researchers in these areas are particularly encouraged, however no research topic is excluded from applications. More information about research at IAC and GTC can be found at www.iac.es and www.gtc.iac.es.

The research fellowships will be preferably spent at IAC headquarters at Tenerife island with an opportunity to visit Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory at neighbour La Palma island. However, some limited opportunities to stay at La Palma IAC offices will be also provided. Research stays can be from 2 up to 6 months.

In addition, the GTC -currently the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world- offers a specific type of mobility in which the successful candidate is fully trained to work as GTC support astronomer. This include night shifts at the telescope followed by the corresponding compensation time, as well as up to 50% of time that the candidate can dedicate to research at the GTC sea-level headquarters in La Palma island. The GTC fellowships will be of 6 months, with possible extension based on successful performance. For this fellowship some previous experience with astronomical instrumentation or programming skills are desirable.

The call for mobility fellowships for Czech early career researchers will be open from 01 February till 16 March 2018. The application form and other requested documents can be submitted here: Application form.

Successful candidates will be notified during April 2018 and the first mobility can start as soon as May 2018. The program spans over three years till August 2020. We encourage all interested early career researchers to apply in this call even if they plan the mobility project for 2019 or even 2020. Please note it is not possible to start the mobility later than 01 January 2020.

All early career researchers from Czech institutions dedicated to astronomical research are eligible. We encourage especially Phd students and young postdocs who wish to enhance their career skills with experience at a modern observatory and one of the leading astronomical research institutes in Spain. In exceptional cases, application from very advanced Msc stduents can be considered.

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact local coordinators:

Petr Kabath (kabath@asu.cas.cz): PI of the project and coordinator at AsU

Jan Janik (honza@physics.muni.cz): coordinator at MU

We will be happy to answer all your questions.



Applicants from Slovak republic


We offer an opportunity of mobility for early-career researchers affiliated with the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (AISAS) or Comenius University in Bratislava (CU) to work and do the research at: the Instituto de Astrofisic de Canarias (IAC) and Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC) in Spain. This mobility is supported by an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership between Astronomical Institute of Czech Academy of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, AISAS, CU, IAC, and GTC.

Multiple mobility fellowships with a duration from 2 up to six months are available at the Canary Islands. Successful candidates will either work with a partner research group at IAC or as a support astronomer at GTC. The research fellowships will be preferably spent at IAC headquarters at Tenerife island with an opportunity to visit Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory at neighbour La Palma island. Some limited opportunities to stay at La Palma IAC offices will be also provided.ERASMUS+ offers generous living allowance to cover expenses at Canary islands and a travel grant.

In addition, the GTC -currently the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world- offers a specific type of mobility in which the successful candidate is fully trained to work as a GTC support astronomer. This includes nights shifts at the telescope followed by the corresponding compensation time, as well as up to 50% of time that the candidate can dedicate to research at the GTC sea-level headquarters on La Palma. The GTC fellowships will be of 6 months, with possible extension based on successful performance. For this fellowship some previous experience with astronomical instrumentation or programming skills are desirable.

Active areas of research at IAC and GTC include solar physics, interplanetary matter, solar system bodies, variable and binary stars, stellar atmospheres, hot and cool stars, extrasolar planets, symbiotic stars, novae and galactic astronomy. As such, involvement from researchers in these areas is particularly encouraged, however no research topic is excluded from applications. More information about research at IAC and GTC can be found at www.iac.es and www.gtc.iac.es.

The call is open from 01 February till 16 March 2018.

The application form and other requested documents can be submitted here: Application form

Successful candidates will be notified during April 2018 and the first mobility can start as soon as in May 2018. The program spans over three years till August 2020. We encourage all interested early career researchers to apply in this call even if they plan the mobility project for 2019 or even 2020. Please note it is not possible to start the mobility later than 01 January 2020. Early career researchers affiliated with CU or AISAS during the mobility period and dedicated to astronomical research are preferred. We encourage especially PhD students and young post-docs who wish to get an experience working at world leading institutions and telescopes. In exceptional cases, application from very advanced MSc students can be considered. In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact the local coordinators:

Juraj Toth (Juraj.Toth@fmph.uniba.sk): at CU, Bratislava

Jan Budaj (budaj@ta3.sk): at AISAS, Tatranska Lomnica

We will be happy to answer all your questions.




Applicants from Spain


We offer an opportunity of mobility for early-career researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias as part of an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership between the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC) in Spain, and several Czech and Slovak institutions: Astronomical Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences and Masaryk University Brno in Czech Republic and Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Comenius University Bratislava in Slovakia. Multiple mobility fellowships are planned at Czech and Slovak institutions. These mobility grants will be awarded for up to six months and cover all costs. ERASMUS+ offers a generous living allowance to cover expenses at the Czech Republic and Slovakia and a travel grant.

Active areas of research in the partner institutes include:

  • Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague and Ondrejov, Cz): solar Physics, stellar physics, interplanetary physics, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, relativistic astrophysics, exoplanets.
  • Masaryk University (Brno, CZ): Hot stars, cool stars, chemically peculiar stars, variable stars, physics of stellar atmospheres.
  • Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Tatranska Lomnica, SK): Interplanetary matter, solar Physics, eclipsing binaries, extrasolar planets, symbiotic stars and novae
  • Comenius University (Bratislava, SK): Interplanetary matter, space debris, solar system bodies, galactic astronomy.

As such, involvement from researchers in these areas is particularly encouraged.

The call for mobility fellowships for IAC early career researchers will be open from 01 February till 16 March 2018. The application comprising a CV, a cover letter and a brief statement of research can be submitted to Application form.

Successful candidates will be notified during April 2018 and the first mobility can start as soon as May 2018. The program spans over three years until August 2020. We encourage all interested early career researchers to apply in this call even if they plan the mobility project for 2019 or even 2020. Please note it is not possible to start the mobility later than 1st January 2020.

All early career researchers with a contractual relationship with the IAC during the mobility period and dedicated to astronomical research are eligible. We encourage especially Ph.D. students and young postdocs who wish to enhance their career skills with an experience in the leading institutes in astronomy research in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In exceptional cases, application from very advanced MSc students can be considered. In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact local coordinators:

David Jones & Jorge García-Rojas (erasmus.plus@iac.es)

We will be happy to answer all your questions.